Bambara Reservations

Bambara Restaurant
202 South Main St.
Salt Lake City , UT 84101
Phone: 801.363.5454


Monday-Friday, 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Sunday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, closed

Monday-Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday-Saturday, 5:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.

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Bambara has named Jennifer Black as their new director of catering. With years of full-service event planning experience, she enjoys a strong reputation for providing beautifully orchestrated business and social events. She brings a  real passion for creativity and service to Bambara and is eager to assist guests with the creation of their exceptional events.

In her role as director of catering, Black will oversee all events, group meetings and private social celebrations. Black has a strong background of over 13 years of in-depth, professional catering and event management experience. She started at Tradewinds Resorts in Florida with a focus on banquets and weddings. Eventually, she transitioned into the restaurant and fine dining environment with The Melting Pot, where she fine-tuned her knowledge on food, wine and service standards, opening 19 franchises around the country. Prior to Bambara, Black put her magic to work at Caesar's Entertainment venues including The Rio All Suite, Bally-Paris and Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas. There, she managed convention services and high level entertaining for celebrities and high profile events.

"Jennifer is highly experienced in managing weddings, family celebrations, tradeshows, retreats, board meetings, holiday parties and a host of other events," said General Manager Guy Wheelwright.  "She prides herself on her thorough knowledge of food and wine and her ability to provide a professional, seamless experience. We're so pleased to have found an event manager with this level of experience and talent for high-level service."

"I just love working with and being surrounded by creative people and helping our guests make memories,” Black said. “Although Bambara is known for a wonderful dining experience at the restaurant, we also offer stylish and amazing private parties. I'm excited to bring the innovative seasonal menus from award-winning Executive Chef Nathan Powers to the plate for our guests' celebrations."

Bambara: A Salt Lake City Restaurant Celebrating Past & Present

Bambara, recently named Salt Lake City's Best Restaurant, is a Bistro in downtown Salt Lake City's liveliest neighborhood. With an inspired menu, and a look and feel designed to entice all the senses, it represents an entirely unique dining experience. Housed in the historic Continental Bank lobby, Bambara strikes a balance between classic detailing and contemporary elegance with a casual approach.

Now, instead of bank transactions, the focus is on the full exhibition kitchen where Executive Chef Nathan Powers' scintillating aromas of pan-roasted and grilled prime meats, and lovingly prepared seafood and game waft through the air. First voted Salt Lake City's Best Restaurant in 2000 and again in 2010, Bambara remains the leader in Salt Lake's culinary community.

Exceptional Dining Destination in Salt Lake City

Bambara's outstanding food, superb service, friendly atmosphere and central, vibrant downtown location make us one of Salt Lake City's top dining destinations. Here, you can be as comfortable dressed to the nines for a celebratory feast or wearing your favorite blue jeans for a casual bite. Our proximity to the city's top performance venues also makes us the perfect place for pre- and post-theater dining. If you're bound for Bambara, you're bound for a satisfying dining experience day or night.

Open Doors for Every Appetite & Any Guest's Special Requests

Bambara Restaurant & Lounge are glad to accommodate different tastes and dining preferences. Our entire team is committed to making Bambara the best downtown Salt Lake City dining experience.